Dystopian 1962 pro-DDT essay from Monsanto
In 1962, Monsanto released an essay called “The Desolate Year” describing an entire year in the US without the use of pesticides (DDT in particular), in which “the garotte of nature rampant began to tighten”. Worth a read for the gripping description of the destruction of (female) monstrous bugs and the final reports on DDT as a life saver. #monsanto https://iseethics.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/monsanto-magazine-1962-the-desolate-yeart.pdf
On November 26th, I’ll be presenting the bootleg library at The Photographers’ Gallery in association with the Center for the Study of the Networked Image, followed by a workshop on the 27th in which we will build a digital library together.
Full details via The Photographer’s Gallery website:
Join us for the presentation of the Feminist Search Tools project and a special panel about marginalized voices in queer and trans archives curated by Wigbertson Julian Isenia (co-founder Black Queer & Trans Resistance)
Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/11 on https://live.hackersanddesigners.nl/
Soylent guy rambling on the internet on freedom from the media monopoly, and following Kanye West’s leadership. https://www.robrhinehart.com/
Zine launch announcement
Delighted to announce that Magiun #1 is finally out, in digital form, and can be seen, read and commented upon at https://magiun.online
Magiun is a magazine about everyday food. This first edition deals with eating in isolation - the struggles, the joys, the unexpected discoveries, the newly added anxieties.
food politics, fruit trademarks
Fascinating/horrifying read on fruit trademarks in the US: “The benefit to consumers of managed fruits is that ‘they receive a good consistent quality product under that brand and know they can trust it.’” https://thecounter.org/intellectual-property-trademark-ip-law-fruit-cosmic-crisp-cotton-candy-grapes/
The Experimental Publishing (#XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.
Collectiveioning is a #publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year #graduation projects.
Date: #Friday, July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Occasion: ULTIMATE #Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: #Birthday Suit or Business Casual or #Casual Business or Come As You Are
XPUB Class of 2020:
Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨
The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.
So, my video “Is it time to eat, or is there no more time to eat?” is currently playing in a loop at esc medien kunst labor in Graz, during the exhibition Cyborg Subjects. I find that pretty nice, all things considered. Wish I were there to see it all. https://esc.mur.at/en/projekt/cyborg-subjects
By tonight I mean 8pm CET
Tonight: "We hope this email finds you well - a radio drama series"
Join us here http://varia.zone/en/pages/stream.html at 19:00 CEST
→ An audio adaptation of Pauline
→ Oliveros' Deep Listening
→ Radio voice warm-up
→ Angry voices
→ Annotating exercise
→ Corporate hook'em
→ Guided meditation to get the ball rolling
→ Women of Enron
→ Home-made canned laughter
PS: At 17:00 o'clock on the same day, the Experimental Publishing department of the Piet Zwart Institute will have a presentation of their work this trimester. Join them here https://www.facebook.com/events/175995320155871
#radio #streaming #icecast2 #darkice #emails #varia #xpub
Today 17:00 CEST #XPUB talk about their last special issue: an archive that they cannot talk about...
mini site: https://issue.xpub.nl/11
webchat/streams starts at 17:00 CEST: https://xpub.lurk.org
(and after the event please join https://post.lurk.org/@anglk/104018100875125672 !)
I’ve extended the deadline for the quarantine food zine until the 26th of April, so if you have something to share, share away! https://zine.alicestrete.me/
Best quiz ever? @firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.wizardingworld.com/quiz/the-ultimate-food-quiz
open call for food zine
In the midst of our collective quarantine, I’m fighting against my lack of motivation by putting out an open call for a zine. My relationship with food/eating/cooking has changed dramatically in these weeks of physical distancing, and I want to document my experience alongside that of others. Looking for text, images, lists, recipes, for a digital zine which will be shared freely. Please share this fwd. More info here: https://zine.alicestrete.me/
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